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Purchasing

Procurement 101 Training  |   first Wednesday every month In Person

This class is highly recommended for all P-Card holders and is a prerequisite for iProcurement software training. We'll discuss your role in King County's "Procure-to-Pay" process, including:

  • the 3-quote process
  • contracts overview
  • invoice troubleshooting
  • NEW purchasing thresholds
 

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Purchasing Card (P-Card) Training | first Wednesday every month In Person

P-Cards offer streamlined purchasing, payment processing, fraud protection, and easy reporting. If you're still using old-fashioned purchase orders, you're wasting time and money! This training is required for all new cardholders; you'll get your P-card at the end of the class.

 

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Video: P-Card vs PO

Waivers Training - Procurement 201 | May 15, 2018 (10 AM - 12 PM) In Person Online

This training demonstrates the new online Waiver Request tool.

We'll show you how to:

  • create a waiver request
  • get electronic approval - no more paper signatures!
  • track the status of your waiver
  • know what type of waiver to use

You can find more information and handouts concerning Waivers here.

 

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Video: How to add multiple agency approvers

3-Quote Buys - Procurement 201 | June 12, 2018 (10 AM - 12 PM) In Person Online

All agencies must request quotes from registered King County suppliers for purchases between $10,000 - $50,000 (commonly referred to as "3-quote" buys). This course and the training resources linked here will show you how to:

  • search the King County vendor databases
  • compare quotes and choose the correct bid
  • comply with reporting requirements

You can find more information and handouts concerning 3-quote buys here.

 

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Watch the Searching Demo

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Search for Available/Awarded Contracts Online

(Oracle Stores & Available Contracts page)

Answering the question, "Where can I find a list of awarded contracts that are available for my use?"

Why Search for an existing contract before making your purchases?

  • Expedite frequent purchases
  • Reduce administrative lead time (avoid re-work)
  • Benefit from King County Terms and conditions
 

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Capital Projects

Architecture & Engineering Contracts | To be Determined In Person

This course provides an overview of recent changes to the procurement process for Architecture, Engineering, and Professional Services contracts. The course is designed for both veteran and new project representatives, as well as contract administration staff. We'll explore your role in each major milestone of the contracting process, from pre-planning to contract administration. You'll leave with tools that will help you:

  • manage your procurement schedule
  • write a clear scope of work
  • evaluate proposals
  • navigate the required paperwork
 

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Introduction to Construction Management Online

This training provides an introduction to King County’s basic construction management policies. You'll learn best business practices, your role and responsibilities, and how to manage costs, schedules and documentation. This training is for Project Representatives and Project Control Engineers.

 

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Construction Contract Qualifications and Timeline Online

This training provides an introduction to King County’s basic construction management policies. You'll learn best business practices, your role and responsibilities, and how to manage costs, schedules and documentation. This training is for Project Representatives and Project Control Engineers.

 

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Level of Effort Training Online

This video explains how Architecture/Engineering consultants should submit project-specific costs during negotiations.

 

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Profit Evaluation Online

This video explains how to establish profit margins on architectural and Engineering contracts.

 

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Finance

Invoice Lifecycle Online

Answering the question, "Where is my Invoice payment?"

 

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